Well - I have has a few now - in order - as much as I can!
Puch Moped - with Pedals - much better than
Tomos Moped ... this ....
Suzi GS550 - on a provisonal - bad Stu
Yamaha RD125 - wee smash ouch
Yam XJ650 - chopped
Kawa GPz305 - mine was great!!
Honda H100 number 1 - cheap and cheerful and knicked
Honda MBX125 Number 1 - stolen and recovered
MZ ETZ125 - dispatched
Kawa Z200 - small and cheap
Kawa Z250 - wnet bang
Kawa Z550 D1 - s!$%e
Kawa GT550 number 1 - better
Honda CB400T - wifes bike - solid
GT550 number 2
Kawa Z750 - s!$%e
Z1 - overpriced !
Honda CB500T - in metalflake Brown - ummm
Kawa Z650B1 - ex wifes bike
Kawa Z1000G1 import - loved it to death
Can Am 250 - off road fun
GT550 number 2 - again!!
H100 Number 2 - hack and winter transport - solid as a very solid thing
Kawa Z440 Ltd - cheap
Kawa Z1000 J - with 1500 quid on engine and frame parts - love dit
Honda H100 number 3 - tart up and sell on - another solid wee thing
Kawa GPX 600 - rebuild - ongoing!
Triumph Speed Triple - ok apart from the ECU dieing on the IOM last year
kind of difficult remembering them all, never mind in the right order.
1974 Kawasaki 90, rotary valve
1977 Suzuki RM250
1974? Honda CB 350 twin
1978 Honda 550 supersport
Then the trials bikes
1979 Montesa Cota 200
1978 Montesa 348
1980? Can Am 350 dual shock
1984 Can Am 300 mono shock
1980 Kawasaki Gpz 550
1984 Honda VF 750
1985 Honda CR 250
1990 Kawasaki KX 250
1991 ATK 605
1982 Honda Ascot 500
1986 Kawasaki ZG1000
1999 Sprint ST (stolen)
riding bicycle now
1978 Italjet 50 MX - 1st bike, 5th dirthday present.
1980 CR80 Red Rocket - 1st proper MX race bike
1988 CR125 - (got nicked 11th November 88, I cried all day.)
1989 TS50X - 16 years old and daft - crashed it every week.
1990 DTR125 - 17 years old and still daft - crashed it every other week.
1991 CB750 + RD350 YPVS - just passed my test in April, took the 750 to the TT and nearly died 5 times. Swapped it as soon as I got off the ferry.
1993 RGV250 + Monoshocked X7 + Standard X5, TZR 125 race bike. Racing was not cheap, so the RGV got downgraded to an X7 to release funds, then downgraded again to an X5, then gave up racing for good.
1993 GSXR 750M fondest memories, first proper big bike. 11 points on the licence...
1996 GSXR 750WT felt like Kevin Schwantz.
1998 GSXR 600WW revvy and hooooge fun baiting bigger bikes.
2000 GSXR 750Y + CG125 highsided the 750 joining the M40, repaired and part ex'd, was never the same after the crash. Inherited wifeys CG125 after her short visit with motorcycling.
2003 Part ex'd both the above for the Daytona CE, wifey didn't know about the CG going until the van came to collect it. Mr Unpopular for 2 weeks.
There was a Transalp and some CB100Ns at some point too for a few weeks, also a few 125s that got refreshed and sold on to mugs.
Always had a bike since I was 5, except when the CR got nicked and I had 12 months of BMX.
Taken over an hour to type this post, so many happy and sad memories.
1980 Yamaha XS250 special
1982 Kawasaki GPz750
1984 Honda VF1000F
1986 Ducati 1000 Mike Hailwood Replica (bike shop burned down with my bike in it, otherwise might still have this one. Would like another bevel drive Duke. Basic by todays standards but 'different', not bad to work on, a pretty engine and an accomplished handler).
1987 Yamaha RD250LC. Bit of a project, engine mods, paint etc. Loads of fun. Got this thing going and didn't go near the 'Hailwood' for three weeks. Blew up though. Bugger.
1991 Ducati 851. 1989 model, beautiful bike, my 'two-wheeled Ferrari'.
1998 Moved to UK, bought '83 Kawasaki GPz1100 (zx1100A3) just to get me to Brands for WSB. Ended up keeping it for 6 years (couldn't afford a Speed Triple). Was a quick old girl but jesus, was it huge. Spent more time in bits than it did getting ridden mind.
2005 Back to Australia and a (relatively) modern bike. 2000 mod' Daytona. Beautiful. I'm satisfied. Might spend some bucks on suspension mods but otherwise, don't want anything more from a motorcycle... until something else comes along (but it will have to be pretty inspiring).
Honda C70 (It was the girlfirend's....now the ugly wife)
Honda SuperDream 250N
Moto Guzzi Lemans 2 (Red)
Ducati 900SS (kickstart version, bitch of a bike!)
Bimota SB3 (1100cc tuned motor, too fast, it got nicked, rofl!)
A break for about 15 years, then
Harley 1340cc Convertible (a bit too Marlborough man 4 me!)
Kawasaki Z750 watercooled (Ritzla body, not even fast enough to get away from the local fuzz Ford Mondeo....umm, i did fall off....hic!)
Another break for about 10 years, then
Yamaha FZ600 faser
Then I test road a new ST Sprint and was put off by the heat fm under the seat, too hot! On the same day I test road a 955i and had to have it!
1973: 1960 something Ariel Leader (borrowed) (stripped down, with clip ons, I kid you not)
1974: 1970 something Suzuki A100S with two gears missing
1974: 1969 Tiger 100S with knacker ripper tank rack and no front brake to speak of.
1975: 1971 Triton T120R? with 750 Morgo barrels
1978 to 1998 !! 1976 Kawasaki KZ750B1 twin, (and somebody still has it on the road.)
1985 to present 1958 BSA M21 plunger (currently in boxes)
1979 to present: 1 wife, 2 daughters and a house
30th April 05 to present: 2005 Sprint ST (wahoo)
Honda XL125R (Still going about and i still have the key)
Yamaha TZR125 (Blown up)
Suzuki GSXR400 (Fell to bits)
Suzuki RGV250RR (Smelled great)
Yamaha FZR600 Genesis (Best 600 i've had)
Triumph Daytona T595 (Best bike should never have let her go)
Honda CBR 600 Sport (Had it for 4 days)
Honda CBR900RR Fireblade (Was getting to much police interest)
Ducati 600 SS (Just s!$%e)
Ducati 748 (Had a fight with a car and lost)
Ducati 916 (Ace but light went off when it rained)
Honda CBR 600 RR3 (Had for 4 weeks, it was a bad buy)
Triumph Speed Triple (Never gone give you up, never going to say good bye etc etc etc )
Scary when you have to think about it:
Yamaha YDS7 with YR5 350cc barrels
Kawasaki KZ 400 - across USA florida to california
Honda CB750 4
Suzuki GS 1000
Kawasaki KMX 200
MZ Scorpion sport 660
Honda CBR 600
On the look out for 2000 Daytona
Scary - had one of those myself for a short while, with rearsets, clipons, expansion boxes. Used to suprise quite a few people on 850 Nortons and even managed to keep up with my mates Trident T140. Loadsa fun, but got rid in order to keep my licence.
RSV Millie Track bike & road legal
954 Blade Road bike
Early Blade with late engine track bike
954 Blade track bike.
T595 road bike for two's upping with the Missus.
T595 being being Speed Triple, polished frame Gsxr forks etc.
FC 600 Husaberg for hurting myself in the woods.
50cc Mini Chopper for paddock fun at track days.
I plan to sell 50% of the above as soon as the season kicks off-the only trouble is which ones do i sell?????In an ideal world i'd keep them all.
A freind said asked "why have you got 8 bikes" and the obvious answer is that i can't afford 9! (or 8 for that matter!)-Anyone need a track bike this year??
Nooo not the Millie!
I want to keep them all but need to be realistic. The Millie i will keep for a year or so as its such good fun on the road-curiously i don't like it much on the track-too top heavy and bloody hard work at say Rockingham or Lydden nad not actually that quick..
Deffo to go is the early Blade late engine combo which is cracking on the track- as fast as you need plus handles superbly well (white power shock and re-valved forks) and....its road legal! And i was going to ebay it in a month or so...Unless of course.....
'81 Honda CB750K 09/92 (dad hooked my up by trading an old POS snowmobile for it) - 08/98 (Sold to a RAF guy while I was stationed in Germany): stripped naked, first street bike, first time over the ton, first time pulled over by the cops cuz I gave my 14 year old girlfriend (hey, I was only 16!) my helmet to wear and I wasn't wearing any glasses or eyeprotection. Got off with a warning, or wait, was that in the wrong order?
'98 Sprint SS (BLACK): 10/98 (new) - 04/01, 17.5k mile
'98 T595 Daytona (BLACK): 04/01 (5.5k miles) - 04/06, 22.5k miles: broke track cherry on this thing, some heli bars for comfort, a Renegade CF single can, left exit pipe for some bark, down one in the front up one in the back gearing for some bite, and damn Jessica Rabbit like sexy!
'00 TT600 (BLACK-track, Black/Yellow-street): 02/02 (salvage, 180 miles) - 04/06, 4.6k miles (3.2k on the track): with some serious dyno time and Tune Editing, she put down 106rwhp, screaming fun! Also got some screen time on Comcast "In Demand" mini-documentary with her at the track...
'06 Speed Triple (BLACK): 04/06 (new) - present: just broke 1050 miles and changed the oil and filter, now it's.... GAME ON!
FS1E (25% share of a very broken one aged 12 - engine only worked going downhill)
Lambretta Li 50 series 2 (1/3 share aged 14 - very unreliable but at least it would go uphill when working)
Vespa 50 Special (1985 age 16)
Above bike but most of body work cut down and a Primavera 125 engine in it (1986)
Kawasaki KDX125 (1990 - finallly graduated from scooter to bikes)
Yamaha FZR600 (1991 - impulse purchase day I passed my test)
Yamaha Super-Tenere (1991)
Yamaha Super-Tenere (1996) This one was much better - full supermoto treatment, absolutely mental and the smaller wheels meant my toes reached the floor on this one.
Suzuki GSX750F (1998) Bought as a workhorse for commuting in and out of London, but much better than the mags ever gave it credit for. Kept it til it died.
Kawasaki ZRX1100 - (2001) Fantastic bike - comfortable, incredibly strong engine, handled just enough to put the pressure on sportsbikes but great for taunting GT cars on dual carriageways.
Kawasaki ZX9R (2005) Only kept this for 6 weeks. Never got it into top gear and regularly (almost daily) saw 150mph on the clock!!!! Too fast for the road until I learn some self control
Speed Triple (2005) Best bits of both of previous kwaks in one package. This one IS a keeper.